'He Couldn't Use His Arms At All': Spotting The Signs Of AFM In ChildrenAs some children head back to school, there's another virus to watch out for.
This Year's First Confirmed Case Of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reaches MinnesotaMinnesota has its first confirmed case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, also known as AFM. Although anyone can get it, AFM is typically found in children. A rare but serious condition, AFM affects the nervous system and can cause sudden paralysis in kids.
Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery In Paralyzing Condition Affecting Minn. ChildrenResearchers believe that they have identified the origin behind a polio-like illness that has been affecting Minnesota children.
9th Case Of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported In MinnesotaThe illness weakens muscles and can leave patients, usually children, paralyzed.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Calls On CDC To Investigate Rare Polio-Like IllnessUnited States Senator Amy Klobuchar has petitioned the Centers for Disease Control to speak out on its efforts to combat a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Seven children have been diagnosed with AFM in Minnesota this year.
Health Officials: 6 MN Kids Get Rare Disorder That Affects Spinal CordThe Minnesota Department of Health has issued an advisory to doctors after six children were diagnosed with a rare disorder that affects the spinal cord.